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Boris Johnson set to opt out of human rights laws

telegraph.co.uk

Britain is preparing to opt out of major parts of European human rights laws, risking an explosive new row with the EU . Boris Johnson's aides and ministers are drawing up proposals to severely curb the use of human rights laws in areas in which judges have "overreached". The plans under discussion include opt-outs from the Human Rights Act, which could prevent many migrants and asylum seekers from using the legislation to avoid deportation and protect British soldiers against claims relating to overseas operations. The Act allows British courts to apply the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The move sets up a major new confrontation with the EU, which has been demanding that the U...

The Tories' biggest trick? Convincing the world they have a cunning plan | Marina Hyde

theguardian.com

As the cock-ups continue to pile up, some people bizarrely still seem to think it’s all part of an ingenious strategy ‘Cummings seems to suffer from a sort of inverse dysmorphia, looking in the mirror and seeing the next Steve Jobs.’ Photograph: Luke Dray/Getty Images ‘Cummings seems to suffer from a sort of inverse dysmorphia, looking in the mirror and seeing the next Steve Jobs.’ Photograph: Luke Dray/Getty Images Fri 11 Sep 2020 15.20 BST Last modified on Fri 11 Sep 2020 23.22 BST A nother dignified week for Boris Johnson’s administration, which now wishes to override its own Brexit deal by claiming not to have understood what it was signing when it signed it. Traditionally, this excuse i...

Brexit: Tony Blair and John Major urge MPs to reject bill - BBC News

bbc.co.uk

Image caption Sir John Major and Tony Blair have joined critics opposing the government's proposed Internal Market Bill Ex-Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major have urged MPs to reject the "shameful" attempt to override parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The two have accused the government of "embarrassing" the UK by seeking the power to change the details of a treaty agreed last year with the EU. MPs will begin debating the contentious Internal Market Bill on Monday. A senior minister said the ex-PMs weren't "close" to the process and the UK was in a unprecedented situation. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the powers being sought by ministers to amend aspects of the N...